PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - OH: Rural/Farming

OTTAWA, Ohio - The executive director of the Ohio Farmers Union says the state's dairy farmers are going broke because of a broken pricing system, a situation he says won't be good for consumers, either. The official, Roger Crossgrove, says many dairymen are being forced out of business, as the cost

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An effort to increase the availability of fresh food for all Ohioans is ramping up. The Farmer’s Market Access Project offers grants to farmers markets to process food-assistance benefits via the Ohio Direction Card. So far, 15 farmers markets have signed on, including

Columbus – The line has been drawn – change your ways or face the ballot box. The Humane Society of the United States wants Ohio farm groups to ban confinement used for gestating sows, veal crates and laying hens. The president of the Ohio Farmer's Union, Roger Wise, says the request has

Columbus, OH - Dozens of Ohio health leaders have signed a letter being delivered to the state's Congressional delegation to show their support of PAMTA, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act. The legislation would prohibit the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics in healthy livest

Ottawa, Ohio – The swine flu virus has sickened dozens in the United States, including a boy from Ohio, but farmers say consumers shouldn't be worried about infection from "the other white meat." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swine viruses are not transmitted by

Columbus, OH - The Buckeye State's number-one crop is feeling the heat from global warming. According to a new report from Environment Ohio, a two-degree Fahrenheit increase in temperatures could cost corn growers 50 million dollars a year. Katy Kiefer, Environment Ohio field organizer, says a hotte

Ottawa, Ohio – It's a rocky road for Ohio dairy farmers these days. Dairy market prices have gone from a peak in 2008 to current historically low levels. Now the price of milk has dropped below its production cost. Ohio Farmer's Union executive director Roger Crossgrove, a former dairyman, s

Columbus, OH – This is "Food Check-Out Week," an annual event to highlight the nation's safe, abundant and affordable food supply. It's held the fifth week of every year, to mark the number of days the typical American has to work to earn enough money to pay for their family's food supply for

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